Familiarisation with WLP 3.0

Overview for Tutors, Mentors and Local Preacher Secretaries

This familiarisation course about the principles and structure of WLP 3.0 is aimed at those new to any of the above roles, or considering offering for one of these roles, or those with previous experience in role with a previous version of the course.

The session will outline general principles behind the W:L&P course, and the changes that have been made in version 3.0. It will also explain the different roles, and the way they interact during the training of students. There will be opportunity for those in particular roles to spend some focused time together with guidance and tips on how to get the most from the course as you support the students in your care. There will be a short time for Q&A at the end of the time together.

To book your place, click on your chosen date to register on Eventbrite:

Wednesday 3rd November at 7pm

Wednesday 10th November at 2pm

Familiarisation with WLP 3.0

Overview for Tutors, Mentors and Local Preacher Secretaries

This familiarisation course about the principles and structure of WLP 3.0 is aimed at those new to any of the above roles, or considering offering for one of these roles, or those with previous experience in role with a previous version of the course.

The session will outline general principles behind the W:L&P course, and the changes that have been made in version 3.0. It will also explain the different roles, and the way they interact during the training of students. There will be opportunity for those in particular roles to spend some focused time together with guidance and tips on how to get the most from the course as you support the students in your care. There will be a short time for Q&A at the end of the time together.

To book your place, click on your chosen date to register on Eventbrite:
Wednesday 3rd November at 7pm
Wednesday 10th November at 2pm

Here I am Lord: Exploring Discernment & Vocation

Fri 19th Nov 7.30-9pm and Sat 20th Nov 9.30am-1pm

How do you recognise God’s voice?

What might God need you to be in the world?

Might God be calling you to some new adventure?

This weekend conference is open to anyone who wants to:

  • deepen their discerning prayer life
  • reflect on how God might be calling them to service with their particular gifts and passions
  • share their vocational journey and experience, and listen to others to help them explore vocation
  • explore ways of developing a positive vocation exploration culture and leading intentionally to enable this

So whether you are wondering where next, considering a new role, entering retirement, or discerning a call to lead worship, preach or enter ordained ministry, join us to share in this time with our Connexional Vocations Adviser, Alison Ransome.

More information and register on Eventbrite.

Family Ministry Unpacked, Scotland

Wednesday evenings 17 & 24 Nov, 1 & 8 Dec, 7-9pm

8 December: Faith at Home

This four-session training course explores practical aspects of strengthening and deepening our ministry and connection with families. It will also explore key principles that underpin different expressions of family ministry. This will encourage a missional and strategic approach to effective ministry to families in your communities.

Participants will have the opportunity to think through approaches and practice that might suit their different contexts. If you are interested in exploring some of the ideas that underpin Family Ministry, reflecting on practice with others and sharing your own experience then this is for you! Whether you are a volunteer or paid worker, a lay leader or ordained minister, you are welcome to participate.

Do encourage some folk from your congregation to attend, whether you already have some ministry that connects with families or if you are interested in exploring possibilities in this area.

This course is hosted by the Church of Scotland, the Christian Education Association Scotland, and the Methodist Church of Great Britain (Scotland & Shetland Region). The course is based on the interdenominational Core Skills modules.

Please register in advance via Eventbrite

If
you have any further questions, please get in touch with Lorraine Darlow darlowl@methodistchurch.org.uk 

Family Ministry Unpacked, Scotland

Wednesday evenings 17 & 24 Nov, 1 & 8 Dec, 7-9pm

1 December: Encouraging Church in Family Ministry and Intergenerational relationships

This four-session training course explores practical aspects of strengthening and deepening our ministry and connection with families. It will also explore key principles that underpin different expressions of family ministry. This will encourage a missional and strategic approach to effective ministry to families in your communities.

Participants will have the opportunity to think through approaches and practice that might suit their different contexts. If you are interested in exploring some of the ideas that underpin Family Ministry, reflecting on practice with others and sharing your own experience then this is for you! Whether you are a volunteer or paid worker, a lay leader or ordained minister, you are welcome to participate.

Do encourage some folk from your congregation to attend, whether you already have some ministry that connects with families or if you are interested in exploring possibilities in this area.

This course is hosted by the Church of Scotland, the Christian Education Association Scotland, and the Methodist Church of Great Britain (Scotland & Shetland Region). The course is based on the interdenominational Core Skills modules.

Please register in advance via Eventbrite

If
you have any further questions, please get in touch with Lorraine Darlow darlowl@methodistchurch.org.uk 

Family Ministry Unpacked, Scotland

Wednesday evenings 17 & 24 Nov, 1 & 8 Dec, 7-9pm

24 November: The context of Family Life, relationships and wellbeing

This four-session training course explores practical aspects of strengthening and deepening our ministry and connection with families. It will also explore key principles that underpin different expressions of family ministry. This will encourage a missional and strategic approach to effective ministry to families in your communities.

Participants will have the opportunity to think through approaches and practice that might suit their different contexts. If you are interested in exploring some of the ideas that underpin Family Ministry, reflecting on practice with others and sharing your own experience then this is for you! Whether you are a volunteer or paid worker, a lay leader or ordained minister, you are welcome to participate.

Do encourage some folk from your congregation to attend, whether you already have some ministry that connects with families or if you are interested in exploring possibilities in this area.

This course is hosted by the Church of Scotland, the Christian Education Association Scotland, and the Methodist Church of Great Britain (Scotland & Shetland Region). The course is based on the interdenominational Core Skills modules.

Please register in advance via Eventbrite

If
you have any further questions, please get in touch with Lorraine Darlow darlowl@methodistchurch.org.uk 

Family Ministry Unpacked, Scotland

Wednesday evenings 17 & 24 Nov, 1 & 8 Dec, 7-9pm

17 November: Biblical, Historical & Contemporary Contexts of Family Ministry

This four-session training course explores practical aspects of strengthening and deepening our ministry and connection with families. It will also explore key principles that underpin different expressions of family ministry. This will encourage a missional and strategic approach to effective ministry to families in your communities.

Participants will have the opportunity to think through approaches and practice that might suit their different contexts. If you are interested in exploring some of the ideas that underpin Family Ministry, reflecting on practice with others and sharing your own experience then this is for you! Whether you are a volunteer or paid worker, a lay leader or ordained minister, you are welcome to participate.

Do encourage some folk from your congregation to attend, whether you already have some ministry that connects with families or if you are interested in exploring possibilities in this area.

This course is hosted by the Church of Scotland, the Christian Education Association Scotland, and the Methodist Church of Great Britain (Scotland & Shetland Region). The course is based on the interdenominational Core Skills modules.

Please register in advance via Eventbrite

If
you have any further questions, please get in touch with Lorraine Darlow darlowl@methodistchurch.org.uk 

Foundation Module – Creating Safer Space

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This Foundation module – Creating Safer Space is intended for those within the Scotland & Shetland region of the Methodist Church, who:

  • are starting a new role within the Methodist Church which requires the role holder to attend this course
  • have previously completed Foundation training and are required to refresh after 4 years.

NB If you are required to complete the Advanced Module you need only refresh at Advanced level after initially completing the Foundation course.

Timetable for the day:

  • 9.45-10.15am Refreshments and registration
  • 10.15-11.30am Session 1
  • 11.30am-12 noon Break
  • 12.00-1.15pm Session 2

Cake and refreshments will be served at the beginning of the day and during the break. If you would like to bring a snack lunch to eat either during the break or at the end of the training you are most welcome to.

Copies of the Handbook and Workbook can be accessed electronically and paper copies will be available on the day.

If you have any questions or support needs to access the event, please contact Lorraine Darlow, National Learning & Development Coordinator

email: darlowl@methodistchurch.org.uk

mobile: 07799 900471